Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Verbal rape

In his interview last night with Scott McClellan about McClellan's new book, What Happened, Bill O'Reilly accused McClellan of "playing into the hands" of "every Bush-hater." Haranguing McClellan about his interviews with rivals, such as Keith Olbermann, O'Reilly spewed, "You sat there while these people at NBC and some at CNN just raped the president verbally."

O'Reilly is seldom given over to introspection. Nevertheless, given his own sordid experience, you would think that he would be more careful with terms like "verbal rape."